Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: April, 2017

MPP Miller says province’s slight of hand hiding $5 billion to ‘balance budget’

QUEEN’S PARK — Norm Miller isn’t buying the Liberals’ claim about being in the black again. He says in a release following this week’s provincial budget that: “Despite the government’s claims to the contrary, Ontario’s 2017 budget just isn’t balanced,” said Norm Miller, MPP for Parry-Sound Muskoka. He claims that in order to make it […]

Transit news: Bracebridge route stop closed May 1; Huntsville raising rider rates June 1

BRACEBRIDGE / HUNTSVILLE — Bracebridge residents and visitors are advised of the following Bracebridge Transit schedule change during the District Municipality of Muskoka watermain and sanitary sewer upgrades, and road reconstruction on Muskoka Road 16 (Ecclestone Drive) between the Silver Bridge and Wellington Street: Bus Stop No. 41 (Bracebridge Visitor’s Information Centre) will be temporarily […]

Gravenhurst issues $3,000 in fines for illegal burning while issuing warning about cost for calls

GRAVENHURST — Spring cleanup doesn’t mean burning the leaves you failed to rake up last fall. Town officials here remind you that that small fire in your backyard to burn up some yard waste and branches may cost you a lot more than you think, especially if you’re not following local bylaw regulations or the […]

‘Charlee’s Run’ fun fundraiser for prenatal loss Sat., April 29 in Orillia

ORILLIA — ‘Charlee’s Run’ is a 1 km/5 km Fun Run/Walk. This event is named in memory of Charlee Clare Holmes and is held in honour of all those who have experienced prenatal and infant loss. All proceeds from this event are in support of the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Paediatric/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit renovations. […]

Chinese school deal not dead – just delayed – says ‘optimisitc’ Gravenhurst CAO Davies

Mark Clairmont | GRAVENHURST — Don’t panic. The deal’s not done — as in done-in. A private Chinese bilingual high school at the former Muskoka Centre will still be built — sooner or later. It’s business as usual. Real estate business. That’s the word from the Town of Gravenhurst after “we put in an […]

Gravenhurst Library week includes talks about future, seeks public opinion at meetings

GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Public Library is continuing to plan for the future and is looking to the community to assist them through public focus group discussions to be held the week of April 24. “We really want to encourage people in Gravenhurst and the surrounding area to give us feedback by participating in one […]

FOR SALE: Woodworking shop tools, drills, saws, etc.

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Bifocals band May 14 feature of St. James’ 150 concert series

Sunday, May 14 ~ Gravenhurst Bi-Focals Band – fifty piece community band directed by Kim Barlow. 2 p.m., St. James Anglican Church, 191 Hotchkiss St., Gravenhurst. Free will offering.

May 16: Making floral designs at Gravenhurst Hort mtg.

Tuesday, May 16 ~ Making a Floral Design without Oasis by Betty Morrison. Gravenhurst Horticultural Society meeting starts 7:30 p.m. at the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre, 480 First St. N. Refreshments. Members $2; Guests $5.

Second body recovered in Rice Lake after fishing accident in November

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The body of a man found floating in Rice Lake Saturday is believed to be the second victim of a fishing accident last fall. Provincial police say that on April 22, at 2:41 p.m. Northumberland OPP received a report of a body floating in the water on Rice Lake near Hannah Road […]

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